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  • 1. Becoming More Assertive
  • 2. Causes of Unassertiveness
  • 3. Causes of UnassertivenessFear of rejection, humiliation,criticism or anger.
  • 4. Causes of UnassertivenessFeared consequences are projectionsarising from unrealistic anxieties.
  • 5. Causes of UnassertivenessWhen we don’t feel good aboutourselves, we tend to devalue ourabilities, thoughts and feelings.
  • 6. Causes of UnassertivenessLow self-esteem leads tolack of assertion.
  • 7. Causes of UnassertivenessLack of skills needed on the jobor in other situationscontributes to unassertiveness.
  • 8. Causes of UnassertivenessWe’re afraid of embarrassingourselves, of looking stupid, beingtoo aggressive or too emotional.
  • 9. Causes of UnassertivenessAs we grow, we are rewardedfor certain types of behaviorsand punished for others.
  • 10. Causes of UnassertivenessIf you don’t know yourself, you may notattain and progress in your ideal job.
  • 11. Causes of UnassertivenessIf you have clear goals, you’ll havehigher self-esteem and be morelikely to assert yourself.
  • 12. Causes of UnassertivenessMany people fear self-assertionwill displease others.
  • 13. Causes of UnassertivenessPeople often fear looking foolish orhurting others’ feelings.
  • 14. Causes of UnassertivenessWe develop habits and continue tobe unassertive because it’s familiarand easy.
  • 15. Actions Toward Assertiveness
  • 16. Actions Toward AssertivenessRecognize your need to change.
  • 17. Actions Toward AssertivenessTake care of yourself - physical,intellectual, social and emotional needs.
  • 18. Actions Toward AssertivenessEnhance your confidence - know whatyou can do and what you want.
  • 19. Actions Toward AssertivenessPractice being assertive.
  • 20. Actions Toward AssertivenessClarify and pursue your mission.
  • 21. Actions Toward AssertivenessHave a positive outlook. See the glassas half full, rather than half empty.
  • 22. Actions Toward AssertivenessPut faith in your ability to makegood things happen.
  • 23. Actions Toward AssertivenessChallenge your irrational beliefs.
  • 24. Actions Toward AssertivenessConvey the impression that you arein charge and entitled to lead.
  • 25. Actions Toward AssertivenessLearn to confront and say “no.”
  • 26. Actions Toward AssertivenessBe political. Know when to open yourmouth and when to keep it shut.
  • 27. Actions Toward AssertivenessMaintain perspective. Don’t let whathappened yesterday affect what willhappen tomorrow.
  • 28. Actions Toward AssertivenessWatch your body language.
  • 29. Actions Toward AssertivenessPresent yourself positively. Claim therecognition that is rightfully yours.
  • 30. Actions Toward AssertivenessAsk for what you want.
  • 31. Actions Toward AssertivenessParticipate in meetings andother group activities.
  • 32. Actions Toward AssertivenessLearn from colleagues andfriends you feel are assertive.
  • 33. Actions Toward AssertivenessAssociate with positive,supportive people.
  • 34. Becoming More Assertive